CLEVELAND — Next week, the Cleveland Browns are expected to unveil their new uniforms.
But if a new video hyping the release is any indication, the Browns' new threads will mark more of a return to the familiar than anything else.
In a video posted to Twitter on Thursday, the Browns didn't show their new uniforms, but used quick flashes of jerseys worn by Cleveland legends Clay Matthews Jr., Eric Metcalf, Bobby Mitchell and Jim Brown. The implication appears to be that the Browns' new look will be a callback to the team's classic style after the team donned a more modernized look from 2015-2019.
While the Browns haven't said much publically about their upcoming uniforms, all indications have pointed to the team returning to a simpler style. Earlier this week, Paul Lukas of Uni Watch said that a source told him that the team was making a change to its helmet decal and implied the change likely meant the removal of the texturized faux carbon-fiber pattern the Browns have worn since 2015.
Speaking to reporters last summer, owner Dee Haslam addressed the status of the team's new threads, which will replace the unpopular look the team has donned since 2015.
“We talk all the time that Cleveland has a certain way about them,” Haslam said. “I think the uniform that we are in development will fit our team really well -- just our look and our feel of who we are.
“I think there are still some things to be done. It takes a little while. Obviously, you have to really work hard to get every detail right. I still think they are working on the development part of it, but it is coming together.”